Since the inception of Liverpool F.C., it is thought that 24 players have departed for club-record sums of money. Due to the paucity of reliable financial records from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, it is not certain who first left the club for a transfer fee and hence who was the first record holder, however the first sale for which reliable data exists is that of George Allan. He left the club for £50 in 1897, though the £1,500 sale of goalkeeper Sam Hardy (pictured) in 1912 is perhaps the first that can definitively be said to have been a club record sale at the time. Fast-forward to the present day, and the club record sale is now that of Fernando Torres, who commanded a fee one million-times that of Allan in 2011. The list below depicts how Liverpool's record transfer fee received has progressed over time. (more...)

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